Did you know that passive smoking can effect your fertility ?

Neither did I !

I have just read an interesting article online about this very subject and wanted to share it with you.

The article was on BBC online in September 2009 and reported the results of a study of 8,500 couples carried out by Bristol University.

The research study , published in the Journal of Fertility and Sterility found that a non-smoking woman exposed to smoke in the workplace was 14% less likely to be able to conceive within a year.

If her partner smokes more than 20 cigarettes a day, the odds of delayed conception were 34%.

We have long known that smoking can affect fertility in both males and females but this research is the first to suggest that even passive smoking can affect female fertility.

Click here to read the full article at BBC online

For more information on the affects of smoking on pregnancy and for help trying to give up click here to visit NHS site

NHS Pregnancy Smoking Helpline: 0800 169 9 169

7 Days a week, 12pm to 9pm. Here to help you!

2 thoughts on “Did you know that passive smoking can effect your fertility ?”

  1. Yeah.. Studies speak of the exposure to second-hand smoke that can affect the success rates of treatments such as in-vitro fertilization. To know that passive smoking includes side-stream smoking and smoke exhaled by the woman’s partner, it is better to strictly avoid exposure to cigarette smoking, especially those who are trying to conceive.

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